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Fighting Covid, solemn-faced Hong Kong leader explains maskless appearances

Lam has been criticised on social media and by some health experts for not wearing a mask while asking society to follow the strict rules her government has reimposed

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a question and answer session at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a question and answer session at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended herself against criticism on Tuesday by saying she appears for newsconferences without a face mask so that people could see how "solemn" she was when talking about the coronavirus outbreak.
 
A surge in locally transmitted infections with the Omicron and Delta variants of COVID-19 this year have led to the imposition restrictions that have made the global financial hub one of the most isolated major cities in the world.
 
Lam has been criticised on social media and by some health experts for not wearing a mask while asking society to follow the strict rules

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 11:15 AM IST

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